Are you ready for a new and more confident you? Breast augmentation surgery can revitalize and enhance a woman’s self-confidence and well-being. Below, you can learn all about breast augmentation surgery, including when to consider an augmentation, the cost, the procedure process, and recovery time.
During breast augmentation surgery, an implant is inserted to reshape and enlarge the size of the breasts. Breast appearance and size are often tied directly to a woman’s self-esteem and confidence. Breast augmentation is different for every woman. Dr. Andrews has a long list of very satisfied patients who have undergone the procedure.
The procedure can address many issues women deal with, such as small breasts, asymmetric breasts, and deflated breasts. Every woman who undergoes the procedure is different and has different goals. If you are seriously considering breast augmentation, it is best to discuss it with a qualified professional. They will help you understand the procedure and the expectations.
The procedure generally lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. The surgeon will administer local anesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. An incision is made to open the breast pocket and insert the implant. Once the implant is placed in the breast pocket, it will be properly adjusted before closing. At Dr. Andrew’s Plastic Surgery, we do a nerve block called Exparel for all of our breast augmentation procedures. This post-surgery anesthetic helps with pain management after surgery, and many of our patients take little to no narcotics after the procedure.
Surgical dressings are applied, and a surgical bra will be needed to speed the recovery and healing process. There will be some swelling around the breast and some pain. Over-the-counter medications will usually be enough to address any pain issues.
While you will be sore, realistically, you can return to work in a few days. The soreness will subside and you will begin to see good results after a few weeks. As time goes on, you will see even better results. Once you see the new and improved you, your confidence level will skyrocket.
If you are seriously considering breast augmentation surgery, it is best to consult with a surgeon who will give you realistic options. Dr. Andrews will help you understand the best techniques tailored to your individual needs. His experience will ensure the best possible outcome and excellence. Dr. Andrew’s Plastic Surgery is located at 1100 5th St., Suite 210, Coralville, IA 52241. Dr. Andrew’s Plastic Surgery proudly serves Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, and the surrounding areas. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrews, please call 319-800-6877 or fill out the online contact form.